Cost and Registration Information
Early Registration Price (by May 19): $170
Regular Price (after May 19): $187
Food was central to everyday life in medieval and renaissance Europe. In this seminar, we will explore how the culture of food was connected to social status, economics, religion, law, art, literature, and so much more. Focusing on primary sources, many from the Newberry’s collection, we will discuss topics as diverse as theological debates about chocolate, pepper trees guarded by mythical serpents, and cries of Parisian street vendors in a thirteenth-century motet. Five sessions.
Sarah Peters Kernan, independent culinary historian, holds a PhD in medieval history from Ohio State University.
You do not need to prepare anything for the first class session.
This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program. Learn more about our registration procedures.